Selection interviews

The key purpose of a selection interview is to assess the skills, experience and general background of the candidate in order to make a decision on his or suitability for the job.

The employer should take steps to avoid complaints of discrimination arising from the arrangements for the interview or the nature of the questioning.

The employer should ensure that it makes adequate records of what is said at the interview.


Firms accused of ‘university snobbery’ in graduate recruitment

One fifth (22%) of prestigious Russell Group university graduates have yet to secure a full-time job, compared to 30% of...

Seven ways to create an awesome candidate experience

10 Sep 2019

Despite many employers making efforts to improve their candidate experience, some still fall short on the simplest aspects. Lee Biggins,...

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Should salary history questions be outlawed?

3 Sep 2019

Ending employers' ability to ask candidates about salary history could help tackle gender and ethnicity pay gaps but how best to achieve this?

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Poor recruitment processes can damage brands

29 Aug 2019

Research into recruitment experiences has underlined the potential damage caused to brands by negative processes

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One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

22 Aug 2019

One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...

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Jargon puts off half of graduate jobseekers

22 Aug 2019

Half of UK workers are put off applying for a role because of jargon in a job description, according to...

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Guide to inclusive recruitment

30 Jul 2019

PROMOTED | Inclusion is a key issue for any recruitment professional, but how can you make sure your business is doing all it can to attract, and retain, a wide-range of talent?

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Teacher overlooked for promotion because she worked part time

18 Jul 2019

A teacher who was overlooked for a promotion because she was working reduced hours has received a £5,000 pay out...

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Recruitment: how overconfidence can suppress social mobility

21 May 2019

Confidence may be a welcome attribute in a job applicant but overconfidence, suggests new research, can drive inequalities, stifle social...

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Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

29 Mar 2019

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse...

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Is blind recruitment truly gender blind?

22 Mar 2019

More and more employers are turning towards blind recruitment methods such as removing names from CVs to reduce bias. But...

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Intuition ‘very important’ in recruitment for nine in 10 leaders

14 Mar 2019

Ninety-six per cent of business leaders say intuition is a “very important” skill in hiring and promoting staff, with a...

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Victoria Atkins, minister for women

Closing the gender pay gap a priority for seven in 10 firms

8 Feb 2019

Seven in 10 organisations view closing their gender pay gap as a high or medium priority, the Government Equalities Office has found.

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Stop asking candidates to disclose salary, say employers

12 Nov 2018

Three-quarters of hiring managers think the gender pay gap could be reduced if interviewees were not asked to disclose their...

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Two in five hired into jobs not suited to their personality

29 Oct 2018

Two in five people are being hired into roles which they discover they do not have the right soft skills...

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